Arthritis Pain Relief | Chiropractic Treatment for Arthritis
Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease. It affects 21 million adults in the US. The disease causes stiffness and pain in the joints of the fingers, hips, knees and spine and can also affect the elbows, wrists, ankles and shoulders. Arthritis can be caused by injury or trauma, or by repetitive movement and unusual stress on a joint. Other causes include heredity and aging.
Chiropractic care is a popular treatment choice for people suffering from arthritis. Spinal adjustments can help to increase the range of motion of the affected joints and can help to lessen the pain associated with the disease. The treatment methods usually include gentle adjustments along with physical therapy and lifestyle changes. The adjustments will get the spine into properly alignment, thus removing much of the stress on the joints and reducing pain and discomfort. Following the proper alignment with physical therapy to maintain mobility will help keep pain at bay. Lifestyle changes to include a regimen of exercising and stretching give patients the best chance at a normal, pain-free life.
The professionals at Wellspring Chiropractic and Rehabilitation are dedicated, caring chiropractors with a focus on individualized care and treatment. Contact us today to learn more about our arthritis treatment and how we can help you reduce your arthritis pain.
Causes of Arthritis
Arthritis is a degenerative disease that affects many joints in the body. Some joints are less likely to be affected unless affected by some type of trauma or injury. Common causes of arthritis are:
- Repetitive Movement
Treatment Techniques for Arthritis
The goal of treating a progressive condition such as arthritis is to relieve painful symptoms, achieve mobility, and minimize further progression.
Soft Tissue Techniques:
- Manual Myofascial Release Therapy
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Joint Manipulation/Mobilization
Stabilization and Functional Exercise Therapy:
Integrated exercise strategies that improve stability, mobility, coordination, strength and endurance to improve functional movement in daily activities are often implemented to assist a patient’s treatment program.
Wellspring Chiropractic is the obvious choice for gentle, safe arthritis treatment.
Wellspring Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, located in Palos Heights, IL, offers both conservative and alternative treatment options for arthritis pain. We use gentle, safe, and effective treatment methods to help relieve your pain by treating the source. Once we have eliminated the pain and restored movement through treatment and therapy, we work with you on lifestyle changes to help you stay strong and help your body learn to heal itself. If you prefer to treat and heal your arthritis pain with something other than painkillers, then contact the chiropractors at Wellspring Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. We can help!